sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Mountain bike torch great for tough sailing conditions
Mountain bike torch great for tough sailing conditions


'Exposure torches - many advantages for the cruising sailor'    .

Cruising sailors benefit, not only from the research that goes into space science and high tech racing, but also from research into other markets. This was the case for Exposure Marine, which initially developed torches for the professional mountain bikers, and this led to producing torches which are incredibly powerful, superlight, and corrosion resistant, and therefore ideal for marine conditions.

Torches being such an important issue for cruising sailors on overnight journeys - for everything from finding the mooring to identifying a MOB, these compact light torches are worth considering. Here they are:

The X2, a 700 lumen buoyant marine search light, which is powerful enough to illuminate a man overboard, even though it is a compact 128mm long, and has output options in both white and red and at variable power settings.

The Pro 3, for ultimate function, which is a high power personal safety search light offering 975 lumens of white light. Both the X2 and the Pro 3 are buoyant.

Two ultracompact 48mm length torches, the XS and the XS-R (Red), which give high definition, low intensity light, designed to be worn around the neck for single hand operation.

Because of the lights’ intrinsic buoyancy they can be thrown into the water in a MOB situation to act as a locator beacon, and homing light for the person in the water. In addition they can be easily retrieved if they accidentally fall overboard.

'The Exposure torch range is perfectly suited to the core values of Ocean Safety’s product range offering,' comments Ocean Safety Managing Director, Charlie Mill. 'For us, as a man overboard light, these products are invaluable. The X2 and the Pro 3 will light up a person in the water, plus the area around them, facilitating rescue and recovery at night. They are a phenomenal help.'

Yet the torches are small enough for multiple uses, and are especially suitable for challenging situations where ultimate quality and functionality is required. Weight conscious skippers can get rid of heavy duty torches and spare batteries, underwater lights and strobes all in one go. Exposure’s torches cover all the bases from night time sail trimming to fixing things.

Recharging:
The Exposure rechargable torches can either be charged using a USB connection direct to an onboard computer or a 12v or 240v supply. A magnetic gold plated charging point prevents corrosion and makes the X2 and Pro 3 quick and easy to charge. Run times are over an hour on high beam and up to 70 hours on low red settings. The torches come in a rugged case with 12V charger. A good range of accessories include a belt holster, suction mount and stanchion mount.

Double-ended deck and nav torch, optimised for night vision:
Double ended torch, for deck working and nav stations with red light option -  .. .  
Following the successful launch of these compact searchlights, Exposure Marine then developed the X1, a very lightweight double-ended torch, with three optimised night vision (‘ONV’) modes for on deck working, navigation and maintenance, without disturbing your fellow crew members.

Weighing just 86 grams and only 117 x 31mm, the compact little X1 is packed with the latest smart LED technology, drawn from Exposure’s pedigree mountain and road bike lights.

With a focus on both safety, the X1 has three white outputs; a 320 lumens high power search mode, an endurance working mode, and a low beam close range mode, with burn times of two, seven and twenty hours respectively.

The secondary 1.5 lumens red output, which is ideal for protecting your, and other crew members, night vision whilst working on deck, boasts impressive burn times of 24 hours on high beam, 36 hours on medium beam and 72 hours on low beam.

An integral white Strobe and SOS mode, in a waterproof IPX8 rated, buoyant, marine grade anodised casing, makes the X1 the must have personal safety torch to keep with you at all times.

If you can't find any of these at your local marine store, you can purchase them online by clicking here.


by Des Ryan

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=111154

2:44 PM Mon 16 Sep 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Practical

Related News Stories:

16 Sep 2013  Product of the Week: Drawer fridge for cool-keeping and accessibility
25 Aug 2013  Rig your own sailing boat? Yes, you can!
23 Aug 2013  Product of the Week: The LED ringed switch
23 Aug 2013  Product of the Week: The LED ringed switch
20 Aug 2013  Blackwells' Ten Tips for Voyaging Inexpensively
16 Aug 2013  Mantus Anchor - out for a practical test run
14 Aug 2013  ICE - a drug? hunk of frozen water? No, it's Super Sailcloth
14 Aug 2013  ICE - a drug? hunk of frozen water? No, it's Super Sailcloth
13 Aug 2013  Annapolis Boat Show - the Jimmy Cornell seminars, 13/14 Oct
11 Aug 2013  A foul story - at war with the crustaceans
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World







International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA












U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi   
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition   
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5   
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos   
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show   
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT